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Aug 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
a shot at getting elected as the next governor of texas. dylan byers, media critic for politico will be here to talk about "the washington post" purchase and michael, democratic strategist will take a look at the kentucky race and others. but first... >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> here's what's making news. america's children are slimming down. for the first time in decades, we can say our children are not getting fatter. a study from the cdc that examined the nation's preschoolers found in 18 states, the obesity rate is actually falling. that's the good news. the bad news is the obesity rate held steady in do states. some of the states, ten states overall were examined due to the way data is collected. but a lot of people are crediting michelle obama's let's move campaign for this good news. it certainly helps keep the weight off. >> bill: she's got to get some credit for that. and just raising awareness of the problem. >> absolutely. that's the good news. >> bill: a lot of republicans are beating up on her saying this is silly. no, this is a serious problem.
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
>> stephanie: he was pulled over for speeding in texas and had a gun. george zimmerman was stopped for speeding on a highway near dallas. the police -- i love this whole -- they have a police dash cam video. >> yep. >> stephanie: it shows an officer interacting with zimmerman, and letting him go with a warning. she is just lucky -- i just got my new car insurance bill, because i got a speeding ticket twice in the speed trap near my house. i was going 40 or something in a 35. >> yeah. >> stephanie: he is just so awesome -- >> stephanie: okay. you shot an unarmed teenager, okay. go home. have a good night's sleep. >> i think the cop was squared of him. >> stephanie: no, he did tthe douchy thing. he asked him. >> really? >> stephanie: after an unintelligible response, the officer asked nowhere in particular? why did you say that? you didn't see my name, zimmerman replies. [ buzzer ] >> oh, god. he wants to be a star now? >> stephanie: yeah. i'm a star. no. are you clear of warrants and stuff. and zimmerman said, he was clear. he said calm down dude. why don't you slow down for me. the officer says
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Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> bill: he has to be from texas. where is he from? >> i think he's from florida. >> he knows something about tanning. and he says that the affordable care act tax on tanning as part of a comprehensive package to pay for all of the benefits. there is a tax on some 2.5% or something. he says well, you know, boehner should really take this to the people. boehner who we all know loves to tan. >> bill: i was going to say if anybody is upset about this, it is john boehner. >> that he should argue that it is racist against white people. >> yeah, sure. because now they're going to have to pay a little extra for that orange glow. >> bill: others who are not caucasian don't have to pay. >> they're at a big advantage. >> bill: racist tax. >> i still love how president obama at one of the us who correspondents meeting said he and john bainer have a lot of things in common. they're both people of color. >> bill: it is a color not seen on the planet. >> not naturally occurring. >> bill: john boehner is the only member be of congress to have a tanning bed in his own office, right? >> i'm sure. actual
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
.o.p.'s chances offerer getting back into power. it used to be don't mess with texas. now i think it is okay to mock it all during recess. it is not like the governor is going to remember who did it, right? coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> john: alex rodriguez is still allowed to suit up for the yanks as he repeals his 211 game suspension. mlb says he violated the basic agreement. a-rod is of course accused of using performance-enhancing drugs oz peds and trying to obstruct the investigation of the biogenesis firm where he supposedly got them. at a pregame press conference, he told us how hard his life is. his incredibly comfortable drefnled in wealth difficult life but he did not deny using peds. >> for the last seven months, has been a n
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Aug 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
yesterday during a routine fiscal. he is at texas health presbyterian hospital in dallas and should return home tomorrow. the trial of the army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 and wounding 32 others at fort hood is finally set to start today. he is a muslim/american and prosecutors argue he took to radical islam before committing the massacre. he dismissed his right to counsel and will represent himself, which means he will be able to cross-examine witnesses including his own victims. he tried to plead guilty to avoid capitol punishment, but the military judge presiding over the case rejected the plea. wendy davis says she is definitely considering running for governor. she either will run for her own state seat again or make a bid for governor. rick perry announced he is not going to run for a fifth term. if davis chooses to win -- to run, rather, and wins, she will become texas's first democratic governor in 20 years. we hope she does. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ (vo) current tv is the place for compelling true stories. (kaj) jack, how old are you? >> nine. (adam)
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, first if you are in austin, texas, cap city from august 7th-10, it is the one and only rojo perez . that's the only r, i'll roll, i promise. >> thank you. >> john: seen right here in nyc hosting 'killer comedy' at the underground every friday night. the lovely carolina hidalgo. and finally another new york favorite you can rabbithole comedy at legion bar brooklyn ny it's gabe pachecho gabe. good evening. thank you all for being here. a record 23.7 million eligible voters in america according analysis at the census center. you can't hope to get the white house without at least 65% of the latino vote, which the democratic party seems to know. the republican party has half realized it. how could numbers like this effect the possibility of any serious immigration reform? gabe? >> i mean, i think it's just foolish not to really cater to the latino vote. so republicans are shooting themselves in the foot by not doing anything about this. >> john: it's sort of a two-sided argument. on the national level it is believed that you have to have latino vet -- voters in the party to win. ann could te
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Aug 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to steve stockman, a representative from texas, he was invited to texas. who said that liberals want a bronco bust decent, i'm sure any rodeo performer would have him. >> michael: thank you, brett ehrlich who will be joining us up here in san francisco tomorrow for our grand final lee. we look forward it to. thanks for joining us here in "the war room." >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i take lipitor, thats it. >> are you improving your lips? >> (laughter). >> when she's talking, you never know where the conversation is going to go. >> it looks like anthony wiene
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
? >> conflict resolution. >> stephanie: case casey in texas. >> caller: i need to get you off of speaker. >> stephanie: okay, thank you. >> caller: what i wanted to speak to was the fact that the fourth amendment applies to when you have an expectation of privacy and since the beginning of the internet, they've said that you have no expectation of privacy and also when cell phones first started, they said they're radio waves and you have no expectation of privacy there either. >> stephanie: that's what i've often said. i think a lot of this technology has outpaced where we used to be on these issues. >> stephanie: by the way, senator john mccain talking about russia and putin. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> stephanie: why don't we just putter our hand up by our eye? billy in texas, long time no talking point. hi, bill. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hi, billie. >> caller: i wanted to call this morning. i've been listening. i used to adm
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
was pulled over in texas a couple of days ago for speeding. tmz on be tained dash cam footage where trayvon martin's killer informed the cop he had a load gun in his glove compartment. he spoke with the officer for a couple of minutes, got off with a warning and went off on his way. >> bill: i didn't see his lawyers having a big news conference talking about what a great guy he is. >> president obama set to appear on "the tonight show" next week for the fourth time. the white house says he'll be in burbank, california, tuesday to tape a sit-down with jay leno on nbc as part of his economic agenda tour. the president was last with leno in october. just a few days before the election. >> bill: i tell ya, leno, seems to be pulling them in. >> going out with a bang. >> bill: he is, indeed, going out with a bang. all right. it is not such a long trip. he doesn't have to go all the way to burbank. it would take him five minutes to get here from the white house with the motorcade, with the motorcycles and everything. ten minutes if you have to stop at the traffic lights. >> i don't think he stops
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Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
district to put on a show, and that was steve stockman from texas. it had to be texas. >> stephanie: yeah. and of course, poor trayvon martin got dragged into this, how dare he say something about a dead unarmed teenager, and not defend the rodeo clown. i'm like what? the lacks a sense of humor, for not defending a menstrual show. >> not just a menstrual show, but who wants to see him trampled? >> stephanie: yeah. >> it's no difference than when we saw the gun shows selling the obama targets. >> stephanie: peggy noonan said the same thing. >> she is a rodeo clown too as far as i'm concerned. >> stephanie: there you go. [♪breaking news theme] >> stephanie: you gave us breaking news, twitter wins democratic nomination, you refer to cory booker, well-known tweeter. >> it is the first time that a social network has been elected to office. and hopefully it doesn't do a lot of rt, retweeting. but cory booker next senator from the great state of new jersey, and extremely low turnout, which was precisely what chris christie wanted. he didn't want to have to worry about the extra democrats turni
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
sequestration in the first place? well, w who is from texas, decided to occupy afghanistan right over here and then go to iraq for causing 9-11 even though most of the hijackers were really from saudi arabia right here. they got bogged down. war is really expensive when you're cutting tax on millionaires. since the u.s. had to pass sequester, the government had to let a lot of its d.c. employees go and all american employees go around the country including snowden who, if he hadn't been fired, would never have wound up at the tech firm, booz allen hamilton here in hawaii where he gave access about the nsa's program. about the firms located here in silicon valley. after whistle blowing "the guardian" based here in london, snowden fled to hong kong all the way over here where he sought asylum with ecuador over here and they were considering it but they were already taking care of julian assange who is from sweden over here. snowden fled to moscow in russia where russia got bogged down in afghanistan. wikileaks reported snowden was on his way to cuba which wasn't true. and venezuela which sai
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
joined texas, mississippi and alabama in passing strict voter i.d. requirements, a move mrs. clinton says will usher in the old demons of discrimination. >> in 2013, so far, more than 80 bills restricting voting rights have been introduced in 31 states. now, not every obstacle is related to race but everyone who says that racial crimination is no longer a problem in american elections must not be paying attention. >> john: the speech delivered before the american bar association, the first of a series of addresses mrs. clinton plans to give this fall, each one addressing a challenge she says is undermining america's faith in government. well, hey, why wait? i'm sure she's just doing it for fun and socialization. here to talk about some of the challenges right now are cenk uygur, host of "the young turks" joining us from los angeles and from d.c., bill press, host of the "bill press show." two of the best minds in the business, my friends. i'm honored you can join us tonight. cenk, let me dive in with you first. there has been a lot of speculation about mrs. clinton's potential campaign. w
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Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> all these commercials you were upset about, bring your business to texas. >> a man who believes no the rap at your, but not global warming and yetle final thing are, you know, the thing is the logical conclusion of global warming is the rap at your. >> actually, the logical conclusion of the rap at your is kim kardashian. i mean, really, horsemen, party of four. how do you feel about the kardashian's threat to democracy. >> they're not a threat to democracy, but did take my slot on television. >> did they really? >> this. i didn't know i needed to do a sex tape. >> if o.j. hadn't killed those people, we wouldn't know who they are. if you stop that murder one don't know who kim is. >> i don't know if you can say this, but i would have blown an elephant to get a t.v. show. at one time, not anymore. >> i think kim still might. what about paula deen? >> yeah. just the perfect, you know, just the -- and got off. >> well, yeah. >> from the racial discrimination charge. >> she's just really, i mean, the thing is is not only paula deen, who was the lawyer? how did she walk in and do tha
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Aug 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> stephanie: yeah. marie in texas go ahead. >> caller: i'm from texas but don't hold it against me. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: listen, what i'm calling about, hon is it's a 58 year old truck broker that has been working from my home for years. and my business depends on people spending money, and there is very little of that being done. and my last paycheck will be monday. my husband just had an artificial valve replacement, and he had to go back to work a month early, and he came home yesterday half day. we had a little piece of the american dream and then george bush came in and it exploded. and we are now approaching 60 with no savings, nothing to fall back on, no family, and i'm down here in the middle of these instant millionaires making frac-ing money that would rather guy oozies and another damn fishing boat than give to the food bank. i have to stand in line with food stamp application this afternoon, and i have never had to ask for government help in my life. and when i was making good money. i gave to the food bank, and the inhumanity of man that i see in this country
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Aug 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
of attention lately, that is wendy davis in texas. >> yes. >> bill: what is she going to run for? >> she has said she's either going to run for re-election in her state senate seat, and keep in behind texas is so jerr gerrymandering post redistricting. wendy davis holds one of the only swing seats. there are two swing seats in all of texas, and she holds one of them. she's re-elected to a swing seat in a red state, that would be fabulous. she's going to run for re-election there or run for governor. the way she has energized the country is phenomenal. i got to see her speech in d.c. last week, and her personal story is just so compelling. young single mother, put herself through school. made it to harvard law. made it to elected office. this is a woman whose mother has a sixth grade education. she's very much in line for governor seat in texas. so i think she can speak to texans in a way that the republican party simply can't right now. there is so much enthusiasm around her. i want her to make the best decision for her. she's young. she has a bright future. she can done whatever she wants w
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Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
or two children and taking them south to canada or south to mexico or east to texas. some people thought oh, thank god, if you see something, say something. other people were saying wait a second, how did you get my number and how are you invading my privacy by accepting me that amber alert? similarly the fact that he has my smart known and knows my number is one thing. i was happy to get the amber alert and happy we have abn.s.a. program, but i think it has to be more carefully tailored. that was the vote and the subsequent letter that you saw to the white house this summer. i'm not one who believes that you cut off funding, but i think they have to more narrowly taylor what they are allowed to do. i was far more concerned about what they're doing with the d.e.a. that does get closer to a domestic criminal profiling system that i think we have to be more careful about. >> there have been leaks about whether n.s.a. information is being used by other agencies to look into non-terrorism related crimes, which is very, very creepy, very, very creepy, i think needs a lot more congressional ov
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Aug 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
carolina and texas, or are there going to be adults in the party and say, we can't win this way by alienating hispanics, african-american voters, women voters. if the republican party is not willing to make that choice i think they'll just keep drift together right and they'll be in a world of hurt in the next several elections. >> michael: did they realize this? we realize it from without, and you and i, michael, talked about this a little bit. we don't want to let them in on the secret, but it seems they don't even know about it. >> i don't know, i think they do know about it. by the way, i second everything that david shuster said. it has been great fun to do this show. >> michael: thank you. >> you know, they know it, but there isn't that much that they can do about it, maybe. there are a couple of things they can do about it. they can nominate someone in 2016 who does have more appeal across ideological lines. that means, i suppose, that only means chris christie. it might mean jeb bush. those are the only two out of the bunch that is discussed that i could see have any cha
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
, billy from texas can call in now. gol, i've missed him since i don't know when, yesterday. hi, billy in texas. i don't know if you hate yourself or not. ♪ ♪ phones to get his pants in a wad ♪ ♪ smokes funny cigarettes ♪ two hours, he's been on hold because his right wing is getting old ♪ ♪ he's a man who means to troll ♪ ♪ king of the trolls ♪ traitor >> stephanie: all right, thank you, rocky mountain mike. all right. that was like throwing chum in the water for billy to call now. stop giving him jingles. >> the lines are open, billy. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's a tea party in her pants and you're invited. call now, 1-800-steph-12. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. staying in tough with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. not o
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
presidential candidates rick santorum and noted spiritual adviser donald trump. but it was texas senator ted cruz who raised the roof with the biggest applause line of the day. >> there was no more important regulatory reform that we can do than to repeal every single word of obama. [ cheering ] and that reaction right there shows -- >> john: because those evangelicals know the one thing jesus was known for is taking away affordable healthcare for the poor. it is red meat for the crowds but the president wasn't the only target. both cruz and santorum took swipes at mitt romney's failed 2012 campaign while others wrung their hands over the g.o.p.'s shaky future. if recent history is our guide, they could have ample reason to fear. dan balz is chief correspondent at the "washington post," also the author of the highly praised essential new book "collision 2012", obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. he joins us now from washington, d.c. dan, what a pleasure. thank you so much for being here on "viewpoint." >> john, thank you. >> john: congratulations to all of the acclaim
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Aug 9, 2013 3:00am PDT
. or makes it any less shocking to me. andy is in fort worth, texas, what do you say? >> i think the overall story, it shows the effectiveness of the media's propaganda campaign to make people think a certain way and really it shows it is ineffective in certain parts of the country. and among certain hypocritical people as well. you know, now we hear that oprah winfrey suffered some sort of discrimination, details of which i'm sure we'll never hear over in switzerland of all places. so, you know, there have been more integration and togetherness among the races in the south than probably any other part of the country for the last 400 years. >> i hear you. but at the same time, i think the media did a pretty good job of beating up paula deen and yet -- she still comes out in this poll. ahead of martin luther king jr. appreciate it, andy. kathy is in -- in duluth, georgia. >> okay. >> bill: hello, kathy. >> caller: hello, how are you? >> bill: all right. >> caller: i'm calling to comment about the martin luther king and his family, if you lived in georgia and had to put up with his family who
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Aug 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
it is better than nicotine. >> bill: bert is calling from irwin, texas. make it illegal? >> caller: no, because prohibition doesn't work. this is a person that has smoked heavily until 1980. i was smoking three and a half, four packs a day. i quit and have been since. but prohibition just like with drugs and everything else, doesn't work. >> bill: i think we've proved that. let me ask you this, worth, how much is a pack of cigarettes today? >> caller: $3.10, something like that. >> no. >> maybe per cigarette. >> they're anywhere from $6 to $10. >> bill: that's what i was thinking. bert, if you had that habit today, you couldn't afford it, right? >> caller: right. when i quit it was 40 cents a pack. >> bill: imagine if you were paying $30, $40 a day. >> like in new york, they probably have the highest cigarette prices in the nation. >> bill: here's christopher from new york to tell us about it. what do you say? >> caller: hi, bill. i think that you know, i used to be a smoker and i feel like the middle-agedded and older smokers probably wouldn't care if it was illegal because all of them want to
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Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
alarm after a career as a car thief. billy in texas. >> caller: good morning, guys. listen, you were talking about lindsey graham being challenged by a tea party member. i was wondering why you won't talking about the liberals that will challenge him because it doesn't seem like there is any. >> stephanie: if he makes it through the teabagging to actually run against the democrats. >> caller: there are. what you're missing -- the point you're missing is the tea party that's providing a challenge. which indicates there is a lot more conservatives in that part of the world which is a good thing for people like me. >> stephanie: uh-huh. >> caller: well, there's a lot more conservatives out there. you're not going to run as a liberal in pa part of the world and get elected. >> stephanie: you think -- >> james clyburn -- >> stephanie: lindsey graham will be successfully teabagged? >> well, die really -- >> stephanie: he will be tea bagged to fruition. for your political interests. >> caller: i don't think he's a particularly good representative not conservative enough for me. >> stephanie
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Aug 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
look like? >> highway 59 is a well-known drug trafficking route out of houston, texas from drugs coming in from mexico. and there is this one little loop, and the police would it is there and make eye contact with anybody coming through there, and maybe that they deemed looked like suspicious -- for the most part you are looking at young men -- young men are generally the people that haul drugs. >> stephanie: i think anybody -- >> caller: -- and finally i called the supervisor -- or the sheriffs office, and i said i come through there everying weekend and i'm getting tired of pulling over, so finally a sheriff's deputy gave me his cell phone number and they stopped doing it. but it's damned if you do and damned if you don't. >> stephanie: i think anybody looks suspicious if a cop a making eye contact with you. i mean i'm a little lame ass white girl, and i'm like huh oh. sometimes i do the thing with the seat belt, but i don't like it over my shoulder, so i put it over there -- >> then it doesn't work. it will cut you in half. >> stephanie: i know, but see what i'm saying. [♪ dramatic
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Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
to a vaginal probe? and if it is to weeks, it is outlawed in texas. >> stephanie: jim is not having a vaginal probe. he has had an ectopic pregnancy. >> that made him late once. >> this is a procedure in comparative healthcare costs in "huffington post" says in most other countries where you don't have to go to a surgery center, these things are done in office and they're roughly around $300. triple the cost here because our country chooses to use surgery centers with added on anesthesiologists and things like that. they tack on the costs for procedure which first of all isn't as recommended as much in other countries as it is here and so that's one of the things that healthcare companies like to do. they like to -- >> stephanie: harriet in jacksonville real quick on obamacare. >> caller: hi, steph. listen, i think jacki and of some your callers have it wrong about the name obamacare. that's the only policy or law that is set for the doctrine that will have the president's name attached to it. forever, it will be associated with president obama. >> stephanie: we say yes. >> republicans gave i
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